Fixed or Spring Bar Watch Strap Pin?

I recently purchased a 1975 VC Ref: 2175 which has a fixed and a spring bar pin. I don't know how this would have happened. Which is the correct type of pin for this watch?

I highly doubt that spring bar at the bottom is original
11/16/2015 - 12:51

The watch would not have left the factory that way, with one fixed and one spring bar.  Now I don't know which style is original, (but that specific spring bar size does not look original to the watch, as shown in the picture).

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Does your watch have holes through the lugs?
11/16/2015 - 18:30

The solid bar would require you push a pin through a hole in the lugs to release the bar.

Re: Does your watch have holes through the lugs?
11/16/2015 - 19:11
There are no holes through the lugs.
Re: Re: Does your watch have holes through the lugs?
11/16/2015 - 23:49

OK I see the problem on Bonhams site, you had two mis-matched straps right?  The previous owner cobbled something up to sell and left you to sort it out :-(  Measure the lug width and get yourself a pair of stainless steel spring bars to fit, likely 17mm.  Rather than scratch your lugs trying to dig out that fixed bar, just cut it in the middle with snips.  Did it come with a VC buckle

Re: Re: Re: Does your watch have holes through the lugs?
11/17/2015 - 08:36
Thanks for your help. It was my plan to cut the fixed bar with tin snips and fit two new spring bars (its good to know I was on the right lines). The watch was fitted with a VC strap and buckle.